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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5,640. Jan 15, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to lovingtwins)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Great Job!

  • bakergirl518 Rookie 2 posts since
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    5,641. Jan 15, 2011 3:52 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I keep thinking that I am crazy, to try a 5K.   I am not sure where to start.  Eventually,  my goal is to run a marathon, but baby steps I guess.  My biggest obstacle is not being motivated.  I do ok for a couple of days, but then this happen and I don't go for a walk then it's easy not to go the next day and before I know it it the next week. I am hoping that with some accountability I will stay motivated.  Thanks Carmen

  • mnova1 Rookie 7 posts since
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    5,642. Jan 15, 2011 6:21 PM (in response to Caidkin)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    How have you been sleeping?  Restful or restless?  Sinus infections are rough and I know that by experience.  Good sleep is a BIG need for the body to heal.  I slept well last night for the first time in a while and had my most consistent jog of the year.  I mostly jog and walk right now because of snow and ice.  Have you cross-trained to take some of the stress away from running?

  • Cynedra Amateur 9 posts since
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    5,643. Jan 15, 2011 6:44 PM (in response to bakergirl518)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Carmen - Just keep checking in here.  I lurked for several months before I got motivated to do it.

     

    @Cadkin - Some days are definitely better than others.  Just take it at your own pace.  This is my second time going through C25k - let life get in the way after I finished last year and am basically starting from scratch.  I do remember that last time some of my best runs were after some of my worst ones.

     

    @ Travis - Go for it.  Our thoughts are with you on that long run tomorrow.

     

    @Brian - You can and will continue on.  Just remember the race is with yourself, not with anyone else.

     

    Completed Week 2 Day 3 today.  Much slower times than the other two days, but I am going to plead my 5 year old joining me on his bike while I did it.  He has a tendency to swerve back and forth which called for some fancy footwork.  I also ended up pushing him at times (although I refused to do some during the running portions).  My RunKeeper Pro didn't do such a good time this time.  According to it, I ran 3 miles in five minutes at the begiining of my walk/run.  I guess it didn't get its start point good enough and started me from home instead of my actual starting point.

  • musicteacher29 Pro 103 posts since
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    5,644. Jan 15, 2011 6:48 PM (in response to Kathy in Bama)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hi Kathy,

     

    I am dealing with a supposedly healed fracture in my left foot.  The thing is I don't think I pushed too hard and ran while in pain, but perhaps I didn't even realize it.  Is that how your fractures occurred? My doctor said I cannot run for 2 weeks.  (we are going on week 2) I am on pain patches and only allowed to do spinning class and the heated yoga that I do.  I have actually taken quite a break this week and have one more week to go of "rest".  I am excited and a little scared to run again because I don't want to fracture and/or completely break my foot    Would love to hear your story if you are willing to share.

    THanks!

    Kristine





    Rochambeau Ramble 5K- 10/16- 34:52

    Love Your Body 5K- 10/23- 33:04

    5 MILE Kent Pumpkin Run  - 10/31- 53:47

    5 Mile (4.75) EBAC Fall Challenge- 11/13- 50:12

    Hot Coco 5K 11/20-  32:28

    Sweetheart Run 5mile- 2/12/2011- (INJURED)

    Freihofer's Run for Women- 6/4/2011-

  • revgum Legend 353 posts since
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    5,645. Jan 15, 2011 8:13 PM (in response to lovingtwins)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @lovingtwins : Nice run indeed, good work! Good idea, focus on finishing the half and enjoy it along the way!

     

    @bakergirl518 : Seems most of the thread really digs the C25K program.. I really appreciated the structure of the program and how each week seemed to push me just the right amount! You can absolutely run a 5k, no question about it. One of my favorite motivation signs along the half marathon route in November read, "No matter how slow you run, you're still faster than your couch!"

     

    @travis : Best of luck, dude! You're gonna do awesome, no doubt, I'm looking forward to the report!

     

    @musicteacher : Mine was a strained ankle, so definitely different but I did share the same sort of hesitation and lack of confidence in my foot/ankle at first. I started with much slower and shorter runs, fully expecting to abort at the first sign of the same pain. I took a week completely off, and then did very short runs for a week and just slowly building up the distance/duration for another month. I'm feeling like the ankle situation is good now, but still kind of pay closer attention to my legs when I'm running on uneven or technical surfaces. Good luck, take care of yourself!!

     

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    Got a 13.35 miler today since the snow conditions sucked so there was to be no snowboarding! My first time running with a group of friends, and taking solid food (Clif bar). It was a nice change of pace to have people to talk to during the run.. a bit different than my typical conversation with a passerby is "good morning" or "have a good one!". Solid food worked pretty good too, it did feel a little heavy at first but didn't last too long.. plus, come on, peanut butter and chocolate, man that's tasty.

     

    I haven't been logging a whole lot of miles for the past month, so I was a little worried that this long run might be overdoing it.. I finished strong and felt good the whole way, although the last two hills at about mile 11 were tough. I just had to soften my focus on the ground about 6 feet ahead of me and pay attention to my breathe and keep going. Wow, it's been awhile since I really had to dig that deep..felt tough today!

     

    Scored a few little blisters on the tips of some toes along with some chafing that will suck in the shower for the next day or two.. a good run, indeed.

     

    Enjoy yours this weekend!





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  • EricaJo08 Rookie 3 posts since
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    5,646. Jan 15, 2011 8:55 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    W1D1 of the C25K down... which is exciting cause I promised myself to do a 5K next spring or summer! Yay!!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5,647. Jan 16, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to revgum)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I ran 6 miles this morning in 1 hour and 12 minutes by myself. I loaded up chubbys podcast (180 minutes) it was nice listening to that.

  • mnova1 Rookie 7 posts since
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    5,648. Jan 16, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    flamomof3 keep it going!!!  Great run!!!!!  I'm trying a 4.7 tomorrow.  I need to pick it up with some big goals this year---Garden of the Gods 10-miler in June, Manitour Springs, CO.  Don't know if I'll do the Mt. Evans 27 mile bike ride yet in July.  Labor Day weekend is a 1/2 marathon.  I'm 255 lbs. right now so I need to lose weight.  Cross training does it for me though.  Keep up the great running!!!

  • jillianp Pro 89 posts since
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    5,649. Jan 16, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to jcrule)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club.... 3/1/2010 C25K thread

    Hey everyone!  I am a very new runner... haven't really started to train yet.  My husband enjoys running and I am gonna give it my best b/c I know this could be something we could do together and it would be beneficial for me as well.  I would love any advice to start my training.  Every time I run, I feel like I cannot breathe!  Any suggestions?





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  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
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    5,650. Jan 16, 2011 2:19 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Anyone heard from Travis?  I went to the website hoping to find a picture.  No Luck.





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  • MelissaGraham7 Legend 315 posts since
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    5,651. Jan 16, 2011 2:27 PM (in response to jillianp)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club.... 3/1/2010 C25K thread

    My advice is just to take it easy, listen to your body and progress slowly.  I used to always feel like I could breathe and ultimately discovered that I was simply running "too fast" for myself.   Once I timed myself and broke it down, my cardiovascular system could keep up.   I started "speed walking," alternating but remembering to keep my speed to where I could breathe.   It will get better.   As the weight comes off, it gets much easier so just listen to your body and don't put too much pressure on yourself to go faster or further than your body can handle.  Good for you for starting!  THat is the first step!





    "Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up!" Dean Karnazes

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    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/18/2011: Time: 61 minutes 15 seconds

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    Valentine's Massacre Marathon Relay 2/12/2012: Team distance 26.2 my pace 12:02 my distance 8 miles

    Fleet Feet 4-mile in Chapel Hill 4/22/2012: PR for 11:53 pace!! WOOOHOOO!

    Run for the Haw 5K on 5/26/2012: PR for 11:50 pace and First in Age Group! First race in Skele-Toes (minimalist shoes)

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  • RobinfromMaine Pro 162 posts since
    Dec 6, 2008
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    5,652. Jan 16, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to NCHulk)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    He finished the full marathon according  to the race website.

     

    Robin

  • JUST5KS Amateur 13 posts since
    Dec 29, 2010
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    5,653. Jan 16, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to MelissaGraham7)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club.... 3/1/2010 C25K thread

    Finished Stephen Strasburg 5K in 35:36. Believe it or not that is a PR (even from) all the runs I ran in 2008. I guess I hadn't been getting strong back then (boot camps) like I am now. For a first race in 2011 and in 3-years... NOT.too.SHABBY!

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  • musicteacher29 Pro 103 posts since
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    5,654. Jan 16, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to revgum)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks Rev!

     

    I am glad to hear that others have felt the same hesitation to run after healing.  I will find out the verdict next Monday and I am so aching to run   I have actually just rested this whole weekend- so not my way, but I do feel better.  I am going to attempt hot yoga tomorrow morning, but will take it easy there too if I feel any discomfort.  We'll see. I'll keep ya'll posted.

    I am glad to hear your ankle is doing better too!

    -Kristine





    Rochambeau Ramble 5K- 10/16- 34:52

    Love Your Body 5K- 10/23- 33:04

    5 MILE Kent Pumpkin Run  - 10/31- 53:47

    5 Mile (4.75) EBAC Fall Challenge- 11/13- 50:12

    Hot Coco 5K 11/20-  32:28

    Sweetheart Run 5mile- 2/12/2011- (INJURED)

    Freihofer's Run for Women- 6/4/2011-

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